Some of my fondest childhood memories are of walking with my mother to La Pâtisserie bakery. This bakery (boulangerie in French) also baked international desserts for the diverse population in my neighborhood, Bay Ridge Brooklyn. We would ask the lovely, fair-haired baker for details about each dessert. 🍨 She would answer patiently and pleasantly, convinced … Continue reading Desserts from the French Bakery
As I was sitting out front snacking on my 50% cacao dark chocolate chips, I distinctly noticed the sun setting earlier than usual. My next paid holiday is just a few weeks away and as we all know Labor Day is the official beginning of the seasonal change. I live in Florida, so it’s not … Continue reading Dinner & Dessert – Holiday Preparedness
Cupcakes have made a major comeback as one of the nation’s most popular desserts. You can see cupcakes in almost all the finest bakeries and on shows like cupcake wars. Each episode demands that a unique, imaginative cupcake display be presented by each contestant for a chance to win. For a while there, cupcakes were … Continue reading Cupcakes – Desserts of Champions
It’s the Fourth of July again. The fireworks left over from last year have been tested and Dads from all over America have determined what combustible products they’ll need to light up the night sky. If you look closely, you can see a Santa Clause-like twinkle in the eye of family men as they get … Continue reading Food and Fireworks on July Fourth
Before cheesecakes became popular, they were served in the more obscure eatery’s. It was an atypical dessert and simply not for everyone. Sort of like Tiramisu until it became trendy. Now there are cheesecakes everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Cheesecake cupcakes, lollipops, muffins, brownies, pies, even cheesecake flavored ice cream, and the cheesy dessert trend … Continue reading Cheesecake Surprised?
Many years ago I sold desserts from my online shop Delightful Biteful. If you haven't sold products online, I'm here to tell you, it's anything but easy. A relaxing diversion was editing and posting pictures of the desserts for sale on my website. The irresistible cakes, pastries, and chocolates reminded me of the reason for … Continue reading The Art Of Desserts
The world has grown in so many ways and ice cream has evolved along with it. I was thinking about all the wonderful ice cream flavors there are to choose from today and it’s often hard to decide. I sometimes feel the quiet impatience underneath the pleasant demeanor of the young ice cream server. There … Continue reading The Many Flavors of Ice Cream